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Managing VRBO service fee when entering charges

Replies: 5 - Pages: 1 - Last Reply: Feb 1, 2017 3:52 PM by: ShenRent
Sid P
Registered: 7/14/16
Managing VRBO service fee when entering charges

I currently manually create most of my bookings in OwnerRez because they come from VRBO. When dealing with the charges, I always have to subtract the VRBO service fee from the down payment (their 25% down is not always exactly the same as OwnerRez, sometimes it is off by a penny). It would be great if we could add a line item that is the VRBO service fee that would then be automatically offset by another line.
From there is would be kind of cool to be able to run a report on just how much they are making off of us.
Thanks,
Sid

Sam Westcott
Registered: 12/19/09
Re: Managing VRBO service fee when entering charges

@Sid: Funny you should mention this. We're right at the tail end of optional surcharges - should be out (as a v1) in a couple days. That will let you report against surcharges in your booking charges and also let guests optionally select things to add-on during quote acceptance. v2 is going to split out Add-Ons as a separate thing, split out Discounts too. So you'll be able to report against those things in your charges.

Sid P
Registered: 7/14/16
Re: Managing VRBO service fee when entering charges

Cool stuff.
It would be great if you had a special way to deal with the ridiculous VRBO/HA service fee as it would always be removed from what we actually get out of the down payment.
Thanks for the hard work you guys do.

BlueMtnCabins
Registered: 6/6/16
Re: Managing VRBO service fee when entering charges

Do you have VRBO payments? if so, why enter VRBO bookings into ownerrez? You can just import the booking and populate phone/email address of the customer. You payments amounts will be 0 in ownerrez as they are handled in VRBO. That way you can use ownerrez templates for your emails, but payments (and fee) is still handled by VRBO.

ShenRent
Registered: 12/4/09
Re: Managing VRBO service fee when entering charges

If you use the QuickBooks integration feature, like we do, OwnerRez will put your payments into QuickBooks automatically (as they go up and down). That's a big deal for us. It'll be a cold day in hell when VRBO syncs with QB or does anything else that is, you know, useful.

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